Regular Expression Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach

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Apress, Dec 8, 2004 - Computers - 289 pages

Regular expressions are an essential part of programming, but they sure are hard to come to grips with, aren’t they? Fortunately, we have the answer for you! Regular Expression Recipes provides you with all the open-source regular expressions you’ll ever need, and explains how to use each one. This way, you can learn by example, rather than muddling through countless pages of explanatory syntax.

Author Nathan A. Good includes syntax references only when necessary. Languages covered include Perl, PHP, grep, vim, Python, and shell. Web and applications developers, and system administrators will find the examples both accurate and relevant. And this book acts as a useful reference to keep handy for those moments when an answer is needed fast.

Table of Contents Words and Text URLs and Paths CSV and Tab-Delimited Files Formatting and Validating HTML and XML Coding and Using Commands
 

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Contents

Words and Text
1
URLs and Paths
65
CSV and TabDelimited Files
109
Formatting and Validating
129
HTML and XML
195
Coding and Using Commands
219
Index
287
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Nathan A. Good lives in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. He is a contractor with Alliance of Computer Professionals in Bloomington. When he isn't writing software, Nathan enjoys building PCs and servers, reading about and working with new technologies, and trying to get all his friends to make the move to open source software. When he's not at a computer (which he admits is not often), he spends time with his family, at his church, and at the movies.

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